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Rebecca Katzman

Rebecca Katzman is an Associate Editor at TIME For Kids. Before joining the TFK team in 2016, she worked at Modern Farmer and Country Living magazines. Becca loves writing about extreme weather and space exploration for TFK, and enjoys learning about new books, movies, and toys for kids. When she was in elementary school, “TFK Fridays” were her favorite part of the school week.

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Robotics Champions

November 8, 2019

A large international robotics contest, the FIRST Global Challenge, took place from October 24 to 27 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Youth from 191 countries participated. Contestants were challenged with finding high-tech solutions to the problem of ocean pollution. Each…


Defying Gravity

November 7, 2019

In space, there is no up or down. Without the gravitational pull that we experience on Earth, astronauts and everything else aboard a spacecraft float freely. Earthlings can experience the sensation of zero gravity without blasting into space. How? A…


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Mission Achieved

October 25, 2019

American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have successfully completed the first-ever all-female spacewalk. On October 18, they floated outside the International Space Station (ISS) with wrenches and screwdrivers while repairing the station’s power grid. The historic spacewalk lasted seven…


Time Off


October 23, 2019

What do producing a hit pop song, operating a Mars rover, and making instant ice cream have in common? They all take science, technology, engineering, math—and women. The new CBS TV show Mission Unstoppable asks game-changing women in STEM careers…

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Rare Lobster Found

September 19, 2019

A rare two-toned lobster was discovered off the coast of Stonington, Maine, on September 6. Scientists say the half-black, half-orange creature is a one-in–50 million find. It was caught by Captain Daryl Dunham. He gave the crustacean to the Maine…


Rebuilding History

September 13, 2019

April 15, 2019, started out like any other day in Paris, France. But by the day’s end, everything had changed. Notre-Dame cathedral, a French landmark, was swallowed by fire. Onlookers gasped as they witnessed a piece of the country’s history…


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It Takes Guts

September 11, 2019

Author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier has guts. In her new graphic memoir, Guts, Telgemeier opens up about her childhood struggles with stomach problems. But the book, which is set during her elementary school years, is about more than a persistent…


Water Worries

September 6, 2019

There’s a major problem with tap water in Newark, New Jersey. Tests show it contains toxic levels of lead. The lead got into the water from a network of old and worn-down pipes. It could take more than two years…


A Rare Bear

May 29, 2019

Scientists at the Wolong National Nature Reserve, in China, have made an unusual discovery. With a motion-activated camera, they caught an image of an all-white bear trudging through the forest. The creature may look like a polar bear, but it’s…


Dino Discovery

May 14, 2019

Twenty-one years ago, Sterling Nesbitt discovered the fossilized bones of a dinosaur in New Mexico. He was 16 years old at the time. In a study published on May 6 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, Nesbitt’s discovery has…